Note: This post is from the perspective of a heterosexual freshman girl Remember that old high school adage, “Dating gets better in college?” It’s thoughtful advice from adults complete and utter BS that the guys we graduate with from high school magically turn into prince charmings during the summer before freshman year. Instead, the girls who [...]
We often hear how excessive alcohol use damages the liver, but many do not realize how damaging alcohol is to the pancreas.
At some point the dorm fire alarm sounded, and I knew I had to get up and go outside. With great difficulty I managed to muster open a single eyelid, and I could hear the trampling sounds of several people walking down the stairs near my room. The alarm was still ringing, and as I looked around the room through blurry vision, I realized that I could not physically lift my head. Panic started to settle in as I realized that it was not just my head that I could not move, but my arms and legs were completely limp and all my mental efforts to move were not being executed by my limbs. I was wide awake, but my body was not, and I was trapped inside of it for what felt like hours. After panically reciting a few prayers, thinking I was about to die, I managed to somehow put my mind back to sleep, and the next time I woke up, I could fully move again.
Let’s be real: College is confusing. By the end of it, we’re somehow supposed to figure out what we want to do in the world and major in something conducive to future jobs. If you haven’t had your “I don’t know what to do with my life” break down yet, brace yourself. The truth [...]